How to connect to another machine via Telnet?

Rohan Pande 375 Reputation points


I am trying to connect to another machine (Windows OS) from a machine (Windows OS) via the Telnet protocol. But I fail in connecting the machine.

My aim is that after connecting the machine, I should be able to run an application on the destination machine from source machine.

Microsoft Telnet> open

Connecting To not open connection to the host, on port 23: Connect failed

I have tried downloading the telnet from command line and also checked in the Windows Features whether "Telnet Client" is enabled or not. But no luck. Can somebody help?

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  1. Marcin Policht 15,455 Reputation points MVP

    The target server would need to listen on TCP port 23.

    You should not be using Telnet for remote management - it's not secure.

    Use PowerShell Remoting instead. More at

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